Buttigieg Scrambles To Turn 2020 Buzz Into Momentum

Apr 22, 2019

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics.

NEW: Buttigieg Draws Large Crowds In Iowa, Is Confronted By Religious Protestor

Apr 16, 2019
Peter Ringenberg


NEW:  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is "kind of like a Chinese finger trap _ you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck."

"Living On Earth" talks with Pete Buttigieg on climate change. Link to listen anytime is below. 



UPDATE:  The South Bend, Indiana, mayor tweeted that his "Pete For America" team's initial report shows he and his supporters "are out-performing expectations at every turn."

He says that in the first quarter of 2019 his donors numbered 158,550.

The average value of each donation was $36.35.

The perecent of the total amount raised that came through contributions under $200 was 64%.

For perspective, another Democratic contender, California Sen. Kamala Harris, says her presidential campaign has raised $12 million this year during the first quarter.

Buttigieg Likes Chick-Fil-A's Chicken But Not Its Politics

Mar 27, 2019
Tony Krabill/WVPE

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg  says he does not approve of Chick-fil-A's politics but "kind of" approves of its chicken.

The mayor of South Bend drew laughs from the hosts of "The Breakfast Club" morning show on Tuesday for his answer.

Buttigieg, who is gay and married, suggested that he could forge a peace deal between the LGBTQ community and the Atlanta-based fast-food chain, which has donated millions over the years to groups that oppose same-sex marriage.